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LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



LAVC Art Gallery



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To support community health and well-being, LAVC Art Gallery will be temporarily closed. Updates will be posted here and on our Instagram.




annual art student exhibition

The LAUNCH program is an annual exhibition of student works produced in the LAVC Art Department. LAUNCH21 includes 39 works selected from 21 artists. Featuring a wide range of media and technique, for many students in the exhibition this is their first opportunity to have their work recognized on a professional platform. Past LAUNCH jurors include Deb Klowden-Mann, Sergio Teran and Devon Oder.

Please click here to view the exhibition

Image by Janice Radder



Art is Good for You!
a lecture and workshop series for LAVC Special Programs

Keynote Lecture
Wednesday March 17, 1-2 pm
Io Palmer
Link to video recording here

Poetry workshop
Wednesday March 31, 1-2 pm
Enoch Yang
Link to video recording here

Drawing workshop
Wednesday April 14, 1-3 pm
Io Palmer
Link to video recording here

Image-making and collage workshop
Wednesday May 5, 1-2:30 pm
Edgar Fabián Frías
Link to video recording here

About the artists:

Io Palmer was born on Hydra- a motor-less Greek island off the coast of the Peloponnese. The first seven years of her life were spent amongst the donkeys, the fishes, the clear blue Mediterranean sea and the jazz music her parents listened to. 
Through depictions of cleaning products, laborers' garments and various other industrial and domestic forms, Io Palmer's artworks explore the complex issues of class, capitalism and societal excess. Trained originally as a ceramicist, Palmer uses a variety of processes and materials including fabric, steel, sound and wood. 
Palmer has been featured in several national and international exhibitions including Dakart-International Arts Biennial, Dakar, Senegal; Working History, Reed College, Portland, OR; Hair Follies, Concordia University, Montreal and Rush Gallery, New York City, NY.
Solo exhibitions at York College, CUNY, Jamaica, NY; Deluge Contemporary, Victoria, BC; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR and a two person exhibition at the Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, MD.   
She has participated in several artist residencies including the Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India; the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; Art Channel, Beijing, China and the Ucross Foundation, Clermont Wyoming. Io received an Idaho Commission on the Arts Grant in 2014. And a Fulbright Nehru Research Grant to India, 2018-2019.
She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a BFA from Tyler School of Art (Temple University), Philadelphia, PA. 

Enoch Yang is an indie-pop music producer and songwriter in Charlotte, NC. His work includes creating tracks for other artists as well as his own artist projects. His background includes over 20 years playing classical piano, and a decade playing guitar and producing.

Edgar Fabián Frías is a nonbinary, queer, indigenous ( Wixárika ) and Brown multidisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and psychotherapist. They work in photography, video art, sound, sculpture, printed textiles, GIFs, performance, social practice, and community organizing, among other emergent genres. Most recently, they have integrated their diverse practices and collaborative partnerships into the creation of large-scale interactive installations and experiences. Seeking to alter states of awareness through the creation of temporary sanctuaries that act as conduits for respite, empathy, self-reflection, humor, and curiosity. 

Recent exhibitions include "Nierika: Somatic Sanctuary" at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and "Perpetual Flowering" at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles, California. Their work has been exhibited at Human Resources (Los Angeles, CA), Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), ESMoA (El Segundo, CA), Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Performance is Alive (New York, NY), and ArtBo (Bogotá, Colombia), among others. In 2020, Edgar was recognized by Cosmopolitan Magazine as an influential Latinx astrologer and was also recently included in a Mashable article about appropriation and witchcraft.

Born in East Los Angeles in 1983, Frías received dual BA degrees in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of California, Riverside. In 2013, they received an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, with an emphasis on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic Psychotherapy. Frías is also a 2022 candidate for an MFA in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley.



Naming It Makes It a Thing
a comic strip by Joel Crowder

LAVC Art gallery is pleased to announce a commissioned piece by emerging artist Joel Crowder. Naming It Makes It a Thing is a ongoing monthly comic strip exploring ideas of Imposter Syndrome and devices for overcoming perceived obstacles. 

About the work, Crowder writes:
Ever feel like whatever you do creatively is not good enough? Or that you shouldn’t be doing something that you’re really good at? Me too. This story started off as a parody of the Chicago Bulls documentary, “The Last Dance,” but a little something called “Impostor Syndrome” cancelled that idea and almost made me believe this was a bad idea.

Instead of folding, I decided to make THIS story instead. My Impostor Syndrome, named Cliff, will not approve, but who cares?? I’M ABOUT TO MAKE HIM POPULAR!!!!

Through so much headache, doubt, and changes, I present to you the comic strip titled “Naming It Makes it A Thing.” The name works for two reasons: Naming my Impostor Syndrome helped me realized what voice was telling me that I should stop and naming this comic makes it real. Hope you enjoy this small journey into my mind grapes!




Art Faculty Exhibition


Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce MMXX, a group exhibition of works created by the LAVC full-time studio art faculty.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Los Angeles Valley College, the works in MMXX highlight the range of curricular perspectives and approaches to making within the Art 

Department. This exhibition offers students the opportunity to see the research and work of their instructors, presented in a context that allows for dialogue and critique. Through sculptures, drawings, public art, paintings and ceramics, the works address issues around the body and architecture, process and materiality, and social justice.

Artists included in the exhibition: Professors Carol Bishop, Jamison Carter, Phung Huynh, Jenene Nagy, and Katie Queen.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency the physical gallery remains closed. We are excited to present this exhibition virtually. To view the work please click here.


In support of this exhibition we will also be producing a catalogue designed by Professor Tom Mossman, featuring interviews with each of the artists by Rita Gonzalez, the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA.


This exhibition and catalogue is funded in part through the generosity of the 
June Harwood Grant.


Exhibition programming:
Wednesday April1, 1p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Dean Llanet Martin

Tuesday April 21, 6p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Eugenia Sumnik-Levins


In collaboration with the LAVC Mosaic Center, the Art Department will be hosting several art making workshops which focus on cultivating an inclusive and welcoming space for students, faculty and staff to celebrate diversity. 

Tuesday April 14, 10a-3p, Art room 105  POSTPONED
Seeing Reproductive Justice through an Immigrant Lens with Prof. Phung Huynh

Tuesday April 21, 1p, Art gallery patio   POSTPONED
Prints and Personal Voice with Prof. Jenene Nagy



Past events


LAUNCH20 catalogue here. Many thank to Susan Silvestri for the design work!


"Tautline by Karl Burkheimer", a documentary by Mickie Shaw



essay by Travis Diehl


Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.


DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.


Download a high resolution printable map [PDF: 394KB].

Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.


All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401


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LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Gallery Director Jenene Nagy at as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.



Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Talyor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again brought attention to the pervasive racial violence, brutality and killing of black lives.

The LAVC Art Gallery stands in solidarity with the Black community. We believe art is a vehicle for self expression and communication, and we pledge to be an inclusive platform that celebrates and lifts up the voices of the Black community and also extend this promise to people of color. We will strive to meet the challenge of becoming a safe place where dialogue can lead to learning and growing. We are committed to disrupting systemic racism in order to advocate for racial justice and equity and will continue to seek out avenues where we can support this cause. 

The LAVC Art Gallery invites you to join us in contributing to the Black Scholars Matter scholarship fund today.